NHGOP Response to House Gas Tax Vote

Concord - New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on the New Hampshire House voting to approve a devastating gas tax hike:

"During these difficult economic times, the last thing we should do is impose the House Democrat Leadership's devastating $1 billion gas tax hike on New Hampshire's working families. Not only is this bad policy, but Democrats have clearly misled Granite Staters about the actual motives behind this legislation. Democrats believe that their gas tax hike is ‘a gift that keeps on giving’ that should not be “spent all in one place.” They view their tax hike as tool that can be used to scam New Hampshire motorists into funding their plans to grow government.

"Now is the time for Governor Hassan to stop hiding from her constituents and pledge to veto this disastrous legislation if it reaches her desk. Her unwillingness to take a stand on this devastating tax increase raises serious questions about her ability to lead and to keep her campaign promise to preserve New Hampshire's low tax environment."